Who runs this website?


I’m Andrew Killick, an ethnomusicologist at the University of Sheffield, UK. I’ve been developing this “global” music notation system since 2016, initially for the purposes of the classes I teach on world music and a book I’m writing in which I want to discuss how sound is organized in many different kinds of music without requiring readers to be able to “read music” in the usual sense. While I’ve built on many ideas that have been put forward by ethnomusicologists and notation reformers over the years, I’m responsible for global notation as it appears on this website, and for the website itself. Until the website went live in June 2018, this has been a solo effort, but I’m hoping all that will change as users contribute comments, suggestions, and examples of their own.

If you’d like to know more about my work, please check out my personal web page. You are also welcome to email me at a.killick@sheffield.ac.uk.

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